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Well, this is awkward:

John Carew will not be joining Inter Milan, after the Norwegian striker failed a medical at the Italian club.

The giant former Aston Villa, Stoke City and West Ham front man has been without a club since leaving Upton Park last summer.

And it looked as though the Nerazzurri were about to offer him a route back into the game as cover for the injured Diego Milito.

However, reports in Italy say he did not convince the club’s medical staff of his match fitness.

Carew, who admitted he’d been “travelling” and out “to the cinema” in the last few weeks, was purportedly offered 300,000 euros to come on board.

While there are no decent individual player metrics to work with, his transfer market is as good as anything in considering his recent run of form, here via transfermarkt.co.uk:

john carew transfer market value

A move to Inter Milan would have been practically recuscitative. Instead: